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Associate Degrees, Transfer and Certificate Programs

San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley offer Associate Degrees, Transfer Programs and short-term Certificate Programs.  Associate Degrees and Transfer Programs typically take two years to finish as students need to complete all necessary graduation and/or transfer requirements (up to 60 degree applicable units/credits) with a required Grade Point Average (GPA).  Cañada College and Skyline College offer admission to short-term certificate programs.  Contact the college directly for more information on the majors and certificate programs.

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Intensive English Language Programs

Students who apply to a San Mateo College of Silicon Valley and have met all of our admission requirements, with the exception of the English proficiency requirement, may choose to enroll in the Silicon Valley Intensive English Program.

The Silicon Valley Intensive English Program (SVIEP) at Cañada College and Skyline College offers students high-quality English instruction on our College campuses while having access to the same support services available to regular students. Students who successfully complete the program will be guaranteed admission into one of our three colleges, (Cañada College, College of San Mateo, Skyline College). For more information please see here.

If enrolled in one of our partner English language schools, students will receive a conditional letter of admission from the San Mateo College of Silicon Valley. When students complete the required level at our partner language school, we will issue the acceptance letter.

List of Proficiency Requirements


  Notice: As of November 15, 2013, we will no longer accept iTEP scores as meeting our English proficiency requirement.